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March 2008

Seeds To Change Newsletter

 

 

March 2008


Personal Notes:
   Just returned from a great journey to CA.  Was able to work and spend a lot of time with time honored friends.  On my last night there my friend Lisa brought out a great children’s book, a Dr Seuss book in fact – Oh The Places You’ll Go!  It perfectly describes life. Everyone should read it – it’s my new favorite gift.  This, combined with the tips included in the article below, (and in this month’s quote) creates a perfect life guide.  I love them all.  I hope you enjoy them too!

 

 

In This Issue

Nutrition Tip – Fruit as a Sweet read more...
Featured Recipe – Chocolate Fondue
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Featured Article – Tips for an Exceptional Superb & Powerful Life!
read more...
Tools to start the new year of right
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Get to Balance
read more...
Looking for a Speaker? read more...
New at Seeds To Change read more...
Quote of the Month  Beginning of life secret read more...

 

Nutrition Tip

Fruit is a great way to introduce the sweet sensation into the diet without upsetting the system.  Fruit will react more slowly in your system than processed sugar.  Fruit also has fiber which will keep you full longer.  And, fruit has nutrients – vitamins and minerals.  Fruit can be a healthy snack, a dessert (see the recipe below to make it special) or part of a meal.   Add it to the grocery list and make it accessible in your kitchen.

  

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Featured Recipe

This is a great AND easy dessert.  I bring it often (with a gift mini fondue pot) when invited to a friend’s house for dinner.  Everyone LOVES it!

 

Chocolate Fondue  (Serves 4)

1 cup dark chocolate chips or 6 oz dark chocolate, chopped
1 T soy milk

Put soy milk and chocolate chips in double boiler (basically, a smaller pan that fits inside a large one that is filled with boiling water.) Place over medium-low heat.  Stir until melted. Put in a fondue dish and serve with fresh or dried fruit. I like strawberries, bananas and oranges.  Sometimes, I’m a little decedent and add a liqueur (be sure to add it while heating the chocolate otherwise the chocolate will seize and end up as a hard ball)

 

  

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Featured Article

Tips for an Exceptional, Superb & Powerful Life! 
 

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate antidepressant. 
 
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to. 
 
3. Buy a TiVo (DVR), tape your late night shows and get more sleep. 
 
4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, "My purpose is to___________ today." 
 
5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, Empathy. 
 
6. Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did last year. 
 
7. Always pray and make time to exercise, practice meditation, yoga. 
 
8. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
  
9. Dream more while you are awake. 
 
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat fewer foods that are manufactured in plants. 
 
11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts. 
 
12. Try to make at least three people smile each day. 
 
13. Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk. Let new and flowing energy into your life. 
 
14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead, invest your energy in the positive present moment. 
 
15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class ......but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime. 
 
16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card. 
 
17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away. 
 
18. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. 
 
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 
 
20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 
 
21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 
 
22. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. 
 
23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 
 
24. Ladies - Go on and burn those "special" scented candles, use the 600 thread count sheets, the good china & wear your fancy lingerie now. Stop waiting for a special occasion.  Everyday is special. 
 
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you. 
 
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?" 
 
27. Forgive everyone for everything. 
 
28. What other people think of you is none of your business. 
 
29. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time! 
 
30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 
 
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch with them. 
 
32. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 
 
33. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 
 
34. The best is yet to come. 
 
35. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 
 
36. Do the right thing! 
 
37. Call your family often. 
 
38. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: 
      "I am thankful for __________." 
      Today I accomplished _________. 
 
39. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed. 
 
40. Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride. 

 

From an email circulating – as shared with me by my friend Kay

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Tools to Accomplish Your Goals

Spring Clean you from the inside out!

 

Detoxifying Cleanse -- home study program available

 

Here is the ultimate at-home support for creating physical change! A vibrant collection of audios and workbooks take you on a step-by-step journey to success.

 

They are so thorough, it’s almost like I am in the room with you!  Since they are self-guided you can work at your own pace.

 

 

  • Detoxifying Cleanse Program        

 

This complete program guides you through a week-long internal cleanse at home.

 

 For more information or to order visit: http://www.seedstochange.com/item.asp?id=86&cat=10

 

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Get to Balance –How will you bring more balance to your life?  How about a healthier, more balanced life plan?

Are your health concerns impeding you from living life fully? Do you want to change your relationship with food from the inside out? Are you seeking deep seeded balance and wellness?

 

I would eagerly welcome the opportunity to work with you on a personal level.  We can work together privately to create a customized life-long plan for you AND create the steps to incorporate those changes into your existing routines.

 

Through my counseling services I can help you create and maintain balance in your life by using nutrition as a focus and a tool.  To do this I look at your entire lifestyle to achieve maximum health.  This is accomplished through education and private consultations where an individualized program is developed for you.  These consultations include evaluating your current diet and overall lifestyle and then making easily implemented, gradual changes.  Additionally, you’ll receive outside information in the form of articles, books, tapes and recipes.  Also included are additional monthly forms of education and participation -- activities like cooking coaching, health food store shopping hints, light exercising functions and other activities. My practice is telephone based, allowing for maximum flexibility and ease.  

 

There is also an email version of my program now available. 

 

To learn more to go http://www.seedstochange.com/programs.asp.

 

To schedule an initial consultation contact me today at Brenda@SeedsToChange.com or (917) 213-9305. 

 

By starting today, you will; Create action NOW

 

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Looking for a speaker?

One of my greatest joys is speaking to groups.  It is always a dynamic exchange and we all come away enriched.  Would your company or group benefit from an entertaining, motivating speaker on how to get healthier?   If so, please let me know the name and contact information of your program coordinator so that I may send them an informational packet.  I would love the opportunity to serve your favorite group.

 

 

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New at Seeds To Change

NEW PODCAST POSTING – hear a rebroadcast of my radio show on Speed – not the drug, the way we live our lives.  Just click the “listen to my podcast” button on my website: www.SeedsToChange.com

 

 

FEATURED CD  This month’s featured CD is—Fasting and Cleansing

 

How can we clean the body from the inside out?  Creating a cleansing diet or conducting a fast is a great way to do this.  Learn the difference between a cleanse and a fast and learn some tips to prepare for one.  You will discover how can you do it yourself and how can you transition back to “regular” eating.

To order: http://www.seedstochange.com/item.asp?id=66&cat=1

 

 

PERFECT FOR YOUR CAR LIBRARY OR A GIFT. Informative CD’s - You can lean about anything from Sugar to How to Eat Out Healthily in my new series of nutrition and lifestyle lectures on CD. Other topics include: Fasting and Cleansing, Eat for Balance and Energy, Healthy Weight Loss, Your Nutrition Questions Answered, Get out of Your Head: How To Stop the Chatter, and an Introduction to Meditation and five new titles: Sleep Issues, Water: How and Why to Drink More, Ten Top Tips for a Healthier You!, Constipation and Food Cravings. They are informative, interesting and even a little entertaining!  You can order them individually or join the CD of the month club.  To order go to http://www.seedstochange.com/category.asp?cat=1

 

 

GIFT CERTICIATES ARE AVAIABLE – Give the gift of health for any occasion

 

NOW AVAILABLE CD OF THE MONTH CLUB  What a GREAT way to create change or to give the gift of health.  For details: http://www.seedstochange.com/item.asp?id=96&cat=1

 

WEBSITE: Check out my website.  It is chock-full information and resources. www.SeedsToChange.com

 

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Quote of the Month

Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives that we are dying.  Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it!  Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many 
tomorrows.     Michael Landon 

 

Please forward this newsletter to anyone and everyone that would benefit from Nutritional and Lifestyle Advice. Enjoy and thanks for reading.

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Helping you grow a happy, healthy life

 

 

 

 


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